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Glenn Parker

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Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education Department of
Political Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Parker is one of the nation's top scholars employing an economic mode of analysis to study Congress, and he has brought together microeconomic theory and rationale choice approaches to understand the behavior of legislators. He served on the National Elections Study Committee that designed the groundbreaking 1978 congressional elections study. 

Parker has authored seven books including "Congress and the Rent-Seeking Society" and "Characteristics of Congress: Patterns in Congressional Behavior” and "Self-Policing in Politics: The Political Economy of Reputational Controls on Politicians."  

Expertise: American Politics, Legislative Behavior, and Public Choice




Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1973
M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1970
B.A., University of Illinois, 1968


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